How to Photograph Lava

Although there is no force of nature more destructive than a volcanic eruption, there are actually a few places in the world where you can photograph lava as it explodes, erupts, or oozes out from the molten core of the Earth safely. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in the United States, Nyiragongo Volcano in the Democratic

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Review: Katana Jr. Gimbal Head

If you are serious about wildlife photography, you are going to want to invest in a quality gimbal head. Most long telephoto lens used in wildlife work are simply too heavy and bulky for prolonged handheld shooting. A gimbal is designed to balance the camera and lens so that it rotates around its center of

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OPG LIVE: June 2017

In this episode of OPG LIVE, Ian Plant, managing editor at Outdoor Photography Guide, discusses some of his secrets for taking compelling wildlife photos. He also answers a number of questions relating to wildlife photography, including tracking moving subjects, using auto ISO and shutter priority mode to ensure always getting sharp images, and other topics.

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Behind the Shot: Sun King

While scouting workshop locations in Chile’s famed Torres del Paine National Park last year with good friend and fellow photographer Rodrigo Moraga, we came upon a herd of Guanaco (Lama guanicoe, a camel relative and the wild ancestor of the domesticated llama). Since it was about two hours before sunset, the light wasn’t great, and

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Meet the Photographer: Chris Linder

When Chris Linder isn’t documenting scientific missions aboard icebreakers in the middle of the polar regions, he can often be found camped out in a penguin colony, awaiting the perfect shot. A former oceanographer, Chris takes a scientific approach to his photography, with the aim of educating his viewers on the wonders of the scientific

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OPG LIVE: May 2017

In the first ever OPG LIVE, Ian Plant, world-renowned pro photographer and managing editor at Outdoor Photography Guide, discusses some of his secrets for taking compelling landscape photos. He also answers a number of questions relating to landscape photography, including getting sharp focus throughout the image frame, using filters, including people in landscape photos for

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